Turkish TV market to receive hybrid set-top box boost

Great news for Turkish viewers and the dynamic Turkish TV market this week, as a next generation hybrid set-top box has been has been launched by Digiturk, Turkey’s leading satellite operator.

Developed by Altech Multimedia (known as a major industry force in the South African marketplace and currently looking to spread their wings into new marketplaces worldwide), this Turkish STB represents the latest advance for the region in the delivery of unique TV experience, enabling viewers to access premium content through Smartware, Irdeto CA and MS Playready, and combining two worlds through DVB Broadcast, HTML5, IP-VOD, Apps and HbbTV.

“In our opinion it is and has always been the synergic cooperation between content and technology companies that drives the entertainment markets,” says Bartolomeo Caputo, Managing Director of Altech Multimedia Europe, “and we are thrilled about Digiturk choosing Altech Multimedia with its partner TeleIDEA to further enhance the Digiturk success story by launching the next level consumer product category.”

Besides DVB broadcasted content, Digiturk customers will now be able to access HTML5 and broadband services offering IP-VOD, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Picasa, and more. “By connecting the two worlds of Broadcast and Broadband on content side and with innovative hybrid technology products we are on the right track to exactly achieve those goals.” explains Taylan Özsipahi, director of the set top box and conditional access department at Digiturk.”

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